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Global Ties U.S. leads the country’s largest and oldest citizen diplomacy network of nonprofit organizations, with 80+ members implementing exchange programs in all 50 U.S. states.

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Alabama

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Civic Engagement Through Global Outreach
Global Ties Network Hosts Women of Courage
REACH: HBCU Global Institute Pioneers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Field of Diplomacy
From Global Ties to Global Career
Living Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Through International Exchange
My Network D.C. Experience
Spotlight on New Global Ties U.S. Board Chair: Jacquelyn Gates Shipe, CEO, Global Ties Alabama

Arizona

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Embracing Diplomacy Through Cultural Heritage
Cultivating Global Perspectives Through Educational Exchanges
Bringing Mindfulness to the Media Through Exchange
Contributing to Civic and Social Justice Through Exchange
Promoting International Exchange Through Community Engagement
Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
International Exchange Connects Communities
We Know #ExchangeMatters: Getting the Local Community Onboard

California

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
45 Years of People-to-People Exchanges
Empowering People through Policy and IVLP Exchanges
Career Connections San Francisco: Empowering ExchangeAlumni through Technology and Entrepreneurship
Engaging Youth and Building the Leaders of Tomorrow
Global Ties Network Hosts Women of Courage
Promoting International Exchange Through Community Engagement
Multifaceted Inclusivity and the IVLP Impact
Rewriting the Program: Sacramento Shares Hybrid Facilitation Techniques
San Diego’s Return to In-Person Programming
Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship Through International Exchange 
International Exchanges and Their Impact on Health and Humanity
Global Ties Network Celebrates IVLP Programs on Arts and Culture
International Education Week 2021
Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI
Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders through International Exchange
Global Ties Network Reflects on DEI-Focused Exchanges
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
The Strategic Importance of Local Impact: Global Ties U.S. Partners with USC Center on Public Diplomacy
Building Links Across the Country and Within the Network: Spotlight On the World Learning CBM Exchange

Colorado

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Exploring Digital Frontiers Through Technology Exchanges 
Engaging Youth and Building the Leaders of Tomorrow
IVLP Explores Transparency and Accountability in Government in U.S. and Abroad
Global Ties Network Facilitates Discussions Surrounding Sustainability
IVLP Programs Provide Opportunities for Social Change
International Education Week 2021
Navigating my Career in International Exchange
Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI
Building a Culture of Youth Activism and Civic Engagement
Global Ties Network Reflects on DEI-Focused Exchanges
IVLP Facilitates Global Conversations On Energy and Environment
Spotlight on 2017 International Women of Courage

District of Columbia

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Global Ties Network Hosts Women of Courage
World Learning Restarts Its Annual CBM Staff Exchange
Exchange Day: We Are the Change We Want to See
Water Smart Engagement Program Enters Year Three
Global Ties Network Reflects on Hosting IVLP TIP Heroes
Youth Empowerment: IVLP Alum Reflects on the Rise of Youth in Political Engagement
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
My IVLP Experience in Chicago, Boise, and Detroit
My Network D.C. Experience
The Strategic Importance of Local Impact: Global Ties U.S. Partners with USC Center on Public Diplomacy
Spotlight on 2017 International Women of Courage
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits
Building Links Across the Country and Within the Network: Spotlight On the World Learning CBM Exchange

Florida

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Career Connections Miami: A Convergence of Culture, Connection, and Career Growth
Protecting our Environment Through International Exchange
Celebrating Global Connections Through Citizen Diplomacy
Bringing Mindfulness to the Media Through Exchange
Climate Change and the Importance of Global Conservation Efforts
Women’s Empowerment and its Impact
A Look Back at the 2022 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits
Youth Empowerment in IVLP Programming
“You Really Are Taller In-Person Than on Zoom!”
21st Century Changemakers Advancing DEIA In IVLP Programming
Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship Through International Exchange 
International Exchanges and Their Impact on Health and Humanity
Recipe for a Very IVLP Thanksgiving
IVLP Exchanges and Civic Engagement
Q&A with Olivia Rovin
International Education Week 2021
Global Ties Network Facilitates Conversations Surrounding Global Competencies and Workforce Development
Global Ties Network Reflects on the Importance of Engaging with Communities
Creating a Framework to Tell the Stories of Exchange Alumni
Hop On! Virtual Bus Adventures Across Five Languages
Global Ties Network Reflects on Hosting IVLP TIP Heroes
Orlando Youth Initiative Creates a Buzz for Student Entrepreneurs and IVLP Visitors
Q&A with Graybill Partington and Gulf Coast Diplomacy
Global Ties Network Reflects on DEI-Focused Exchanges
World Partnerships Hosts 10th Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
Connecting Communities Through Collaboration
Highlighting Community Support in Advocacy
Youth Diplomats in the Global Ties Network: Eden Davenport (Florida)
A Tribute to John Bersia

Georgia

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Exploring Digital Frontiers Through Technology Exchanges 
Global Ties Network Hosts Women of Courage
Combating Disinformation Through International Exchange
International Education Week 2021
Building Bridges between Kennesaw and the World
Global Ties Network Facilitates Conversations Surrounding Global Competencies and Workforce Development
Piloting a Return to In-Person IVLP Projects
Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders through International Exchange
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Developing Effective Virtual City Tours and Home Hospitality Visits

Illinois

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Empowering Women Worldwide Through Citizen Diplomacy
Civic Engagement Through Global Outreach
Strengthening Global Health Capacity and Accessibility Through Exchange
Reflecting on Five Decades of International Exchange Experience: A Q&A with Renee Buisker
A Look Back at the 2022 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits
WorldChicago Reflects on Hosting Regional Summit
A Look Back: Diplomacy Begins Here in Illinois
International Exchange as an Advocacy Tool for Championing Women
Water Smart Engagement Program Enters Year Three
IVLP Exchanges and Civic Engagement
Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI
Q&A with Marissa Buffo and Morgan Lyn of WorldChicago
Expanding Local Connections During a Pandemic
My IVLP Experience in Chicago, Boise, and Detroit

Indiana

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Engaging Youth and Building the Leaders of Tomorrow
21st Century Changemakers Advancing DEIA In IVLP Programming
Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
International Exchanges and Their Impact on Health and Humanity
Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI
My Network D.C. Experience

Iowa

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Empowering Women Worldwide Through Citizen Diplomacy
Civic Engagement Through Global Outreach
From Rural Iowa to the International Community
Bringing Mindfulness to the Media Through Exchange
Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
International Exchange as an Advocacy Tool for Championing Women
Youth Leadership Program Connects Young Iowans to the World
Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
International Education Week 2021
Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI
Youth Empowerment: IVLP Alum Reflects on the Rise of Youth in Political Engagement
International Visitors, Immigrants, Refugees: Creating a Welcoming Community that Spans Culture and Geography
Bringing “Iowa Nice” to the World
Spotlight on 2017 International Women of Courage

Kentucky

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
100 Years of Citizen Diplomacy in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Women’s Empowerment and its Impact
Two Things Resuming In-Person IVLP Taught Us About International Exchanges
Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
International Exchanges and Their Impact on Health and Humanity
Supporting Our Community During COVID
Re-Learning the European Union
My Network D.C. Experience

Louisiana

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
Inspiring Communities Through Arts and Education: 2023 CDAF Project Spotlights
Lessons Learned About Civic Engagement and its Impact Abroad
Global New Orleans Showcases New Brand at Local Cultural Event
Building a Culture of Youth Activism and Civic Engagement

Massachusetts

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
Cultivating Global Perspectives Through Educational Exchanges
Building Capacity for Accessible Exchange 
Women’s Empowerment and its Impact
Career Connections 2022: Connecting, Empowering, and Inspiring U.S. ExchangeAlumni
21st Century Changemakers Advancing DEIA In IVLP Programming
IVLP Programs Provide Opportunities for Social Change
Universities Provide Wealth of Resources for IVLP Projects
Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders through International Exchange
Addressing Democracy and Security Through International Exchange
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
A New Start: Dave Fortier On Receiving The 2020 Citizen Diplomat Award

Michigan

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Embracing Diplomacy Through Cultural Heritage
Strengthening Global Health Capacity and Accessibility Through Exchange
How My IVLP Experience Inspired My Career Goals
International Exchange as an Advocacy Tool for Championing Women
IVLP Programs Provide Opportunities for Social Change
International Education Week 2021
Network DEI Working Group Solid Base to Build a Community of Practice
The Exchange Effect: Inspiring Ideas, Connections, and Social Change
Celebrating 30 Years of Achievements with a Rebrand and a Reunion
Looking Back at 50 Years of Exchange, Impact, and Memories
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
Connecting Communities Through Collaboration
Kalamazoo Citizen Diplomats Feeding the Fight Against COVID-19
My IVLP Experience in Chicago, Boise, and Detroit

Minnesota

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Exploring Digital Frontiers Through Technology Exchanges 
Building Capacity for Accessible Exchange 
Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
Building the Next Generation of Global Leaders
Hop On! Virtual Bus Adventures Across Five Languages
Global Ties Network Reflects on Hosting IVLP TIP Heroes
Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders through International Exchange
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Rebuild Better
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

Missouri

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
Global Ties KC Celebrates 70 years
Reflections on 2023 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits
In Conversation: Building Community Through Exchange
Global Ties Network Hosts Women of Courage
Countering Disinformation with IVLP Exchanges
Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship Through International Exchange 
Building the Next Generation of Global Leaders
Global Ties Network Facilitates Conversations Surrounding Global Competencies and Workforce Development
Global Ties KC Series Celebrates Local Cultural Diversity
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Getting Started with Virtual Classrooms
Investing in Women is Investing in Everyone
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

Nebraska

Nevada

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Protecting our Environment Through International Exchange
Combating Disinformation Through International Exchange
Advocacy Tools and Strategies from Northern Nevada International Center
Youth Empowerment: IVLP Alum Reflects on the Rise of Youth in Political Engagement

New Hampshire

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
The Uplifting Stories Behind Global Connections
IVLP Impact at Your Fingertips: My Experience with Sustainable Digital Storytelling
Women’s Empowerment and its Impact
Multifaceted Inclusivity and the IVLP Impact
Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
Tips and Tricks for Podcasting
Youth Empowerment: IVLP Alum Reflects on the Rise of Youth in Political Engagement
Tips & Myths on Starting Your Own Podcast

New Mexico

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
Engaging Youth and Building the Leaders of Tomorrow
Climate Change and the Importance of Global Conservation Efforts
Career Connections 2022: Connecting, Empowering, and Inspiring U.S. ExchangeAlumni
Lessons Learned About Civic Engagement and its Impact Abroad
Multifaceted Inclusivity and the IVLP Impact
Creating Organizations Centered on Opportunity 
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

Ohio

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Remembering Three Decades of Citizen Diplomacy  
How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
100 Years of Citizen Diplomacy in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
100 Years of Exchange in Cleveland
Inspiring Communities Through Arts and Education: 2023 CDAF Project Spotlights
Cultivating Global Perspectives Through Educational Exchanges
Global Ties Network Hosts Women of Courage
Contributing to Civic and Social Justice Through Exchange
Strengthening Global Health Capacity and Accessibility Through Exchange
Multifaceted Inclusivity and the IVLP Impact
Two Things Resuming In-Person IVLP Taught Us About International Exchanges
Reflecting on DEIA in the Global Ties Network
Global Ties Network Celebrates IVLP Programs on Arts and Culture
Global Ties Network Reflects on the Importance of Engaging with Communities
Celebrating Cultural Exchange Through Student Journalism
Public Diplomacy Shapes Global Dialogue for Human Trafficking Prevention
Global Artrepreneurs in Akron
Reflection of a Board Chair
Supporting Our Community During COVID
A Look Back: Diplomacy Begins Here in Cleveland, OH

Oklahoma

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Message from the 2024 National Meeting Chair
Promoting International Exchange Through Community Engagement
Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
IVLP Exchanges and Civic Engagement
CBMs and Universities: A Mutually Beneficial Partnership
Celebrating a Culture of Diversity While Reconciling the Past
IVLP Facilitates Global Conversations On Energy and Environment
What is a Culture Box and Why Does it Matter to Exchanges

Oregon

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International Exchange Highlights the Power of Partnerships
A Look Back at the 2022 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits
Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
Tips and Tricks for Podcasting
WorldOregon Embarks on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Journey
Fostering Dialogue & Connection Through Cooking
What is a Culture Box and Why Does it Matter to Exchanges
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

Pennsylvania

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
Reflecting on a Career at GlobalPittsburgh
Building Partnerships in International Education  
Multifaceted Inclusivity and the IVLP Impact
Building the Next Generation of Global Leaders
Global Ties Network Facilitates Conversations Surrounding Global Competencies and Workforce Development
Expanding Audiences Through Community Partnerships

South Carolina

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Empowering Women Worldwide Through Citizen Diplomacy
21st Century Changemakers Advancing DEIA In IVLP Programming
International Exchanges and Their Impact on Health and Humanity
Piloting a Return to In-Person IVLP Projects
IVLP Facilitates Global Conversations On Energy and Environment

Texas

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International Exchange Highlights the Power of Partnerships
Global Ties Network Hosts Women of Courage
Lessons Learned About Civic Engagement and its Impact Abroad
Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
Addressing Democracy and Security Through International Exchange
SACIV Recognizes Women Leaders in International Exchange
Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations with Police and Law Enforcement Exchanges
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

Utah

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Exploring Digital Frontiers Through Technology Exchanges 
Capacity-Building Grant Energizes Utah Diplomacy
Global Ties Network Facilitates Discussions Surrounding Sustainability
Building a Culture of Youth Activism and Civic Engagement
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Digital Resource Center Keeps Citizen Diplomats Engaged and Informed
Exchanges from Within the Network: CBM Hosts Meridian Staff

Vermont

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Reflections on 2023 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits
Climate Change and the Importance of Global Conservation Efforts
International Exchange and its Impact on Energy Best Practices
Empowering Women Through Exchange Programs and Networks
Re-Learning the European Union
How to Incorporate Advocacy and Exchange Programming
National Program Agencies

National Program Agencies are nonprofits based primarily in Washington, DC that coordinate and implement exchange programs. National Program Agencies work closely with our Community-Based Members to create tailored experiences for exchange program participants of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP):

 

 

The Office of International Visitors 

The Office of International Visitors (OIV) at the U.S. Department of State is responsible for implementing the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). OIV works closely with the private sector, including the National Program Agencies and Community-Based Members of Global Ties U.S.

Legacy CBMs
  • Legacy Community-Based Members are member organizations that are no longer actively programming IVLP projects. They may be continuing their involvement with the IVLP by being a support to other CBMs, such as by providing home hospitality, resource outreach, and other activities.
  • Geneseo International Area Thanksgiving Program
  • Grand Island Area Council for International Visitors
  • International Center of Syracuse
  • International Relations Council of Riverside
  • Oklahoma City International Visitors Council
  • Paris International Fellowship
  • Wright State University